Believe it or not, there is a conspiracy theory that claims Canadian singer Avril Lavigne is not only dead but she’s been dead since September of 2003. According to this theory, the singer died shortly after she released her very successful album titled Let Go. This theory is referred to as the clone theory, replacement theory, and the switch theory because many believe the singer is dead and she was replaced by a body double named Melissa Vandella.
Now, this conspiracy theory dates all the way back to 2011 and it claims she died in 2003. Despite being a very old conspiracy theory, it continues to make appearances and trends on social media any time someone discovers it for the first time and starts digging into it. Over the past few years, many have taken to Twitter to admit this is one of their very favorite celebrity conspiracy theories.
This conspiracy theory has picked up steam once again as a few videos digging into it have gone viral in the past few weeks. Trending on TikTok, the conspiracy has caused the question to come up again. Is Avril Lavigne dead?
Is Avril Lavigne dead? Conspiracy theory resurfaces
Many fans suspect that Avril Lavigne took her own life shortly after the successful release of her album titled, Let Go. Some have pinpointed that the singer most likely died in September 2003. Turns out, the singer had a friend she was very close to. She and the young man abruptly stopped being friends. He later wrote about September of 2003 being a difficult time and how things could never go back to the way they were. Fans believe Avril died in September of 2003 and that is why he suddenly stopped being friends with her because he wasn’t really friends with her double.
"Avril Lavigne" in quotes because we all know that's Melissa pic.twitter.com/K2paxxCFBJ
— garry (@repeattofade) September 12, 2021
According to this theory, it is believed that a woman named Melissa Vandella took over Avril’s life after she passed away. Many believe the studio was not ready to let go of the fame and riches they stood to make because of how popular Avril’s music was. So, her death was inconvenient for the studio. For this reason, fans believe they hid her death and Melissa Vandella took over. To this date, many fans believe Avril is dead and there is a doppelganger living her life now.
Somewhere a long the line i ended up truly truly believing in the avril lavigne clone theory …. Why
— je (@jeanna182) September 5, 2022
Why don’t believe think she’s still herself?
Turns out, there are a lot of little details that have the world convinced Avril is no longer herself. For starters, there were noticeable differences in her appearance before and after September of 2003. These differences included the curves of her eyes, her height, her hair color, and even the placement of beauty marks on her arms. During a photo shoot, the singer wrote “Melissa” on her head. Likewise, fans believe there were subliminal messages in Under My Skin that supported this conspiracy theory too.
It's never too early to talk about Avril Lavigne's replacement. pic.twitter.com/ouug7IhGMr
— Corey Goodwin (@morelikebaadwin) June 7, 2019
Avril Lavigne herself is aware of the conspiracy theory. She’s denied that she was dead and replaced by a body double on multiple occasions. It, however, goes without saying that she is unlikely to admit the theory was true even if it was true. So, her denying it doesn’t hold much water for those who believe it to be true.
i feel so bad for avril lavigne like i can’t imagine constantly being told you aren’t who you are and that you’re actually dead has a good impact on ur mental health
— lex (@YSLWARD) September 10, 2022
Why does everyone think Avril Lavigne is dead
— duck🦆 (@pamberbutt) September 7, 2022
“So it’s funny because everyone says I look the same, but then there’s that [the Melissa theory]. That doesn’t make any sense. Also, how random?” – Avril Lavigne about the clone theory pic.twitter.com/r24detO2rm
— UnitedForAvril ⭐️ (@untdforavril) January 18, 2022
5. it's been rumoured for ages that Avril Lavigne actually k!ll3d herself in 2003 and was replaced by her doppëlganger, Melissa Vandella pic.twitter.com/ObvUvTN3Vm
— gus🧣 (@FOLKLORIANA25_) April 29, 2021
Now, there are some fans who point out that Avril Lavigne was very young. These fans argue puberty can explain all of the changes. Between puberty and growing up, some fans think it is nothing more than just a bizarre theory. What do you think? Could Avril Lavigne be dead? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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